Acupuncture Versus Paroxetine for the Treatment of Premature Ejaculation: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

European Urology, 05/03/2011

Although less effective than daily paroxetine, acupuncture had a significant stronger ejaculation–delaying effect than placebo. Subscores after treatment were significantly lower than subscores before treatment in the paroxetine and acupuncture groups but remained the same in the placebo group. Significant differences were found between mean–rank Intravaginal ejaculation latency times (IELTs) of the paroxetine and placebo groups and the acupuncture and placebo groups after treatment. Increases of IELTs with paroxetine, acupuncture, and placebo acupuncture were 82.7, 65.7, and 33.1 s, respectively. Extent of ejaculation delay induced by paroxetine was significantly higher than that of acupuncture.

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